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Can an EMG make you sick?

Can an EMG make you sick?

You should experience no side effects after testing. However, you may experience very mild discomfort following your EMG treatment, which should resolve within a day or two. If it doesn’t resolve or if it intensifies, contact Dr. Truong right away.

How do you know if your EMG is abnormal?

Abnormal EMG results can show up in two ways. First, the muscle may show electrical activity at rest. On the other hand, the muscle may show abnormal electrical activity during contraction. This shows up as an abnormal action potential pattern with changes in the size or shape of the wave.

What are the symptoms of an EMG test?

Such symptoms may include: persistent pain in the feet, legs, arms, or hands EMG tests also provide information that doctors can use to determine the location and extent of muscle and nerve damage. EMG is an outpatient procedure that can take place at a hospital or an office clinic.

Can a needle EMG test cause muscle pain?

However, many people do experience muscle pain during or after a needle EMG. Resting and taking over-the-counter pain relievers can help relieve muscle pain faster, but this side effect usually resolves on its own within a few days.

What to do about swelling after an EMG test?

Resting and taking over-the-counter pain relievers can help relieve muscle pain faster, but this side effect usually resolves on its own within a few days. cases, a person may experience swelling of the soft tissues (lymphedema) or a skin infection near the puncture site after a needle EMG test.

Can a neurologist do an EMG test alone?

A neurologist can administer an EMG test alone or with the help of a specially trained technician. A neurologist will explain how the procedure works and what to expect during and after the test. At this point, a person can bring up any questions they have with the neurologist.